Inspection done, but brake issues arise (queue scary music)

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Had the car inspected today, and it passed without a problem. The inspector did say that my one brake pad looked low, and I should get it changed ASAP.

So, on the ride home I start to hear this metal scraping sound. Perfect. Brake gone, rotor grinding. Pull it in the garage, pop off the front drivers tire, and the outside pad is completely gone, while the back pad looks brand new. My assumption is that the piston in the caliper is seized, and permanently sticking the brake. The wheel is hard to turn, while the rest spin A-OK. Phone call to John for a new caliper…